The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region, has defected from his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Bantama NPP MP, shocked members of his party when he filed to contest in the parliamentary election as an independent candidate.
His actions were however expected by many after Henry Kwabena Kokofu, lost to his opponent, Daniel Aboagye, in the party’s parliamentary primaries last year. Mr Kokofu in June 2015, polled 225, while his competitor Mr Aboagye polled 289 votes, after a keenly contested race.
The legislator has represented the party on a number of radio stations and campaigned for the party towards the upcoming general polls. But he shocked everybody especially the party to file nomination as an independent candidate.
The party is expected to meet on Monday, to address the issue, Chairman for the Ashanti region, Bernard Antwi Bosiako, aka Chairman Wontumi has said.